Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Mandapanda82, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Mandapanda82

    Mandapanda82 New Member

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    So I've been having all sorts of problem running windows and Ubuntu on separate drives. I nowhere near figure out what the core problem is but I was wondering something. If I were to use a virtual machine, have Ubuntu be my core drive and the virtual machine be windows, Could i install software on the virtual machine. For instance could i hook my printer and programs that can only be run on windows ? And still have Ubuntu as my main OS. And sorry ahead of time if this is a dumb question, i just haven't had much experience with virtual machine but i'm hoping it will let me run Ubuntu without really installing windows on my machine.

  2. DevynCJohnson

    DevynCJohnson Super Moderator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    It would all work well. However, I do not know how to configure or manage printing. I use Oracle's VirtualBox as my virtual machine , but I do not recall seeing printing options.

    Generally, Windows and Ubuntu have problems together especially with Windows 8. A virtual machine or choosing one OS and removing the other are your only two options.

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